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Old 11-07-2012, 10:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The retrofitsource morimoto retro quik setup is plug and play as well.
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Im looking to do a retrofit with my 11 camry with the rx 350 projectors and my question is what all do i need in order for this to go smoothly. I would like to know what all i would need so that way i can way my budget around and thanks in advance.
You many need a lot of time if it is your first retro. Although I heard an RX350 projector will bolt in with our stock projector, I'm not sure if we need to modify a little bit like an MDX projector.
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You many need a lot of time if it is your first retro. Although I heard an RX350 projector will bolt in with our stock projector, I'm not sure if we need to modify a little bit like an MDX projector.
just to clarify a few things:
gen 6:
D2s MDX projectors fit with no modification at all. all that you need to do is make a small squire notch on the bottom of the shield-very easy and takes only 2 min to do it. you can swap lenses, add washers, modify cut off too, but MDX projectors will fit in their OEM form and deliver great result.
gen6.5:
D2r RX350 bi-xenon ASF and non ASF
projectors, both fit, but non ASF version is a direct swap and ASF version shield need to be modified in order to be mounted into the Gen 6.5 housing. it's not really hard and can be done. Also, if you don't care about bi-xenon future, you can use camry OEM shields with RX350 bowls. all that you need to do is to drill one small hole in the shield.
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From my experience only the MDX retro fit has to be the easiest to do as the projected are 99% bolt on.

No DIY but here is what A quick rundown of what I did.

1. Remove bumper-remove the clips and one bolt near the hood/grille opening by pushing the center down until the clips are loose to pull out. Remove one clip and one flat head clip on each fender liner to pull and access one bolt holding bumper under each fender. Remove all 5-8 bolts located under the car securing the bumper. Remove fog light bulb connectors if you have them. Pull off the bumper near the headlight. There will a horrible snap as it releases. Do the same for the other side and remove and set aside bumper.
2. Remove headlights-remove 4 bolts securing each headlight. 2 on bottom front, 1 on bottom under fender(where bumper was) and one on top near fender. Release and slightly pull of headlights. Remove the connectors securing the high and low beam bulbs, then rotate and remove the signal and parking light bulbs and remove the headlight.
3. Bake headlights-remove all bulbs, rubber, and several Phillips screws from headlight body. There are around 10 screws. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place headlight on middle rack away direct heat source and place in oven for 7-10 minutes. Remove headlight with oven mitts and carefully and gently using either a taped screwdriver or plastic trim tool pry the lens apart from the headlight body. Go slowly here and try to keep glue off the lens.
This is a good time to paint your housing if you want. My wife likes chrome so I left it. I am not sure exactly how this comes out. Read the DIY for this.
4. Install projector- Remove all screws securing OEM projector to housing. Now take the MDX projector and take it apart to modify the shield. You have to remove a small section on the lower middle so that it fits into the Camry housing. You can see this area in the OEM shield. Out projector back together and clean lenses with alcohol prep pad. Install projector exactly like OEM projector (make sure RH Projector goes in passenger headlight and LH in driver). This is also a good time to block off squirrel spotters if you want.
5. Reinstall headlight- Preheat oven if you shut it off previously. Fit lens slightly into headlight housing and place headlight in oven for 7 minutes. Remove headlight and lens and secure the lens into housing until seated like OEM. Use a pair of pliers to clamp the lens to the housing in areas where there is a gap after installing. This is a good time to modify your rubber headlight plug to fit the new projector. Install all screws and get ready to install light.
6. Install wiring and ballasts-mount your ballasts where ever you plan to mount them and run your wiring from the battery and headlight connector to the other side of the car.
7. Reinstall lights into car-reinstall lights using same 4 bolts as before. Reinstall parking and turn signal lights and high beam connector. Power on lights to make sure they work.
8. Install bumper-install bumper reverse from removal.
9. Align headlights. Use DOT procedure to align headlights to the wall at 25 ft.

Be amazed as your retrofit.

There is a DIY on this forum for removing bumper, baking and disassembling headlights, and modifying MDX projector. Check out glenn14's update thread for this retrofit.

I did my whole retrofit for 352 including
2x MDX D2S HID projectors
2x Morimoto 3Five 4300K bulbs
TRS(theretrofitsource) relay harness
TRS TSX-R clear lenses (PITA to mount)
Denso Slim RX330/RX350 ballasts
TRS Denso pig tails

For other retrofits like RX330, S2000, TSX, Morimoto, FX35, etc check out HIDplanet.com, google, and this forum.

TRS also makes a Morimoto Retro-Quik system with a bolt in Morimoto Mini H1 projector and everything to make it work.

I used HIDplanet to buy my ballasts and for sale section here to buy projectors and bulbs. Shop around for the best price.
Great summary thanks hardtop. Only problem is you cant find the MDX Projectors. I will keep my eyes peeled for them.
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Should probably say this too. For you gen 6'ers, be careful of the MDX projectors you get. You want 07-09s I believe.
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Should probably say this too. For you gen 6'ers, be careful of the MDX projectors you get. You want 07-09s I believe.
07 and up, or HID projectors.
pre 2007 are halogen and identical to the gen 6 halogen projectors.
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07 and up, or HID projectors.
pre 2007 are halogen and identical to the gen 6 halogen projectors.
TRS sent me 10's the first time and they didn't fit, Acura must of altered them a bit when they refreshed the MDX's that year.
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TRS sent me 10's the first time and they didn't fit, Acura must of altered them a bit when they refreshed the MDX's that year.
hmm... I bought two broken lights off 2010 MDX (at least seller stated so), pulled projectors out and they fit just fine...
did yours had a bigger shields, different mounting points, bigger bowl?
what was different vs "normal" 2007-9 MDX projectors?
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